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2-in-1: Ishay Green (Memory Company, Spot.IM) + “Are You China Ready?” Semi-Fina

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1. "Success is riddled with crashes. But you haven’t failed until you’ve given up – or died”

Ishay Green, quoted above, is a serial entrepreneur who experienced it all. He embarked on international companies, obtained funding, sold for less, sold for more, got booted out by the board, got on comfortably with his co-founders, got along not so comfortable with his co-founding fathers – and most importantly, never gave up.

Ishay’s stories and insights are relevant to every entrepreneur, and we believe everyone should come and meet this exceptional figure.

2. THero and Brinc are bringing the “Are You China Ready?” global contest to 9 cities across the USA, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions to see who has what it takes to make it in China! The contest hopes to boost entrepreneurship and innovation and facilitate the introduction of local startups from around the world to China. Out of scores of Israeli startups which have applied to the competition, and the additional dozens that will have applied by the 15-Sep deadline, ten will be selected to make headway to the semi-finals and pitch. At this special event, organized by the local Startup Grind chapter, a panel of judges will hear the pitches and select three startups which will win an all-expenses-paid (Visa, Flights & Hotels) trip to Guangzhou, China, exposure to Chinese government officials, local investors, and distribution partners, and hands-on training workshops with Brinc, before ultimately pitching at the finals to win a prize of $25,000.

Do you desire to examine real-life examples of market entry to China? Because you believe you already recognize what it needs to succeed in China and can predict which startups will be chosen? Then don't miss this awesome event!

6:00 pm: Get together: Networking, Food & Drinks
6:30 pm: Welcome & Intro Startup Grind & Team
6:35 pm: Welcome & Intro Brinc Accelerator & Olivia Zeng
6:40 pm: Top 10 Startup Pitches "Are you China Ready?" Contest
7:20 pm: Break - Networking, Food & Drinks
7:30 pm: Intro Speaker
7:35 pm: Interview w/Ishay Green
8:20 pm: Audience Q&A
8:30 pm: Announcement of the 3 Startup Pitches winners
8:40 pm: Networking, Food & Drinks


Ishay Green - Memory Company (CEO)
Ishay Green is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Memory Company, a product company that is currently under the radar.

Hosted By
Shahar Matorin, Tel Aviv Director
Shahar Matorin has been active in Israeli High-Tech, Internet and the Digital Industry since 1999, Founded InteGreat in 2008. Shahar can lead entrepreneurs from an idea to Worldwide Product Marketing. Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor, Mentor and Philanthropist. Since 2013, Shahar is Startup Grind’s Country Manager in Israel (Israel’s definitive hub for the flourishing Startup Ecosystem).

Ram Yonish, Tel Aviv Co-Director
A results-driven expert with a passion for helping others. Besides his vast contributions to Startup Grind, Ram is VP Sales, Marketing, and Innovation at matrix global, employing 1,700 professionals providing software, engineering and QA services worldwide ( ). Ram has vast experience in the B2B market both with enterprises and startups. He sold is first company in 2008 and since then was involved in few technology based startups. With hundreds of hours spent with VC's, Investors, Founders, and Entrepreneurs; he can help with product fit, go to market and hacking shortcuts in an early stage entrepreneur's long journey. Ram holds a B.A in Economics and an MBA, a father to 3, involved in numerous volunteering activities and strongly believes in “Do GOOD and GOOD will follow”

Nurit Aniv Bar, Ambassador

Dana Rubin, Ambassador
Social Impact Strategy & Business Development


Global Partner
Google for Entrepreneurs (
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.

Intuit Developer (
Intuit counts on innovative developers to help us improve the lives of millions of small business owners worldwide. Intuit Developer's goal is to be the global, trusted platform of choice for all developers building and solving for the needs of small businesses and accountants.

Brinc (
Brinc is an ultra hands-on hardware accelerator, manufacturing studio, and distribution company that supports physical entrepreneurship. They offer comprehensive programs tailored for IoT, connected hardware, drones, and robotics startups looking for speed, access, and the know-how to build successful companies.

Local Sponsorss
brinc (
Apply to the 'Are You China Ready' global startup contest and win a FREE trip to China and $25,000 USD Cash prize... Deadline is August 31st!

Thero (
Apply to the 'Are You China Ready' global startup contest and win a FREE trip to China and $25,000 USD Cash prize... Deadline is August 31st!

Be-All (
BE ALL is a breakthrough concept for companies of all sizes and sectors. We are offering upscale offices in co-working spaces, business development services and bonding activities for ALL employees. It is a space for invention and innovation, entrepreneurship, ideas sharing and social action – developed with the vision of leading the shared workspace segment to a whole new level of efficiency, excellence, professional content, collaboration, fun and culture

Scents and Flavors (
Scents and Flavors" offers and exciting experience and inspiration from the farmers market in Barcelona, Thailand and Rome and even mentions the Levinsky specialize in raw materials, food and kitchen equipment, in addition it includes free bar that offers breakfasts, as well as lunches that include a variety of homemade dishes from different brands and kitchens from all over the world - types of dishes, stuffed, kebabs, fruity and salads.


Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 450 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit ( or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (



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